Quang Binh’s resident suspected to relapse with COVID-19 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Quang Binh (VNA) COVID-19 Patient 1,291, who resides in Liem Hoa 1 village, Trung Hoa commune, Minh Hoa district of central Quang Binh province, has been suspected to suffer a relapse, according to Nguyen Duc Cuong, Director of the provincial Health Department.

Cuong said that the patient entered the country from Rumania through Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on November 8. He was taken to Cu Chi COVID-19 treatment hospital after being tested positive to coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The patient was discharged from the hospital on December 3 after several times of being tested negative to the virus.

After leaving the hospital, he took a coach from Ho Chi Minh City to Quang Binh and got off the coach at about 18:00 on December 4 at Trung Hoa commune.

He made a health declaration at the medical station of Trung Hoa commune where his temperature was measured with a normal result.

On December 7, the Quang Binh Centre for Disease Control took his sample for testing and found that he was positive to SARS-CoV-2. His sample has been sent to the Pasteur Institute in Nha Trang for re-testing.

Currently, local authorities have sent the patient to a local hospital for treatment, while sending all people having close contact with him to concentrated quarantine sites and testing./.